29 August 2014

Help! Please Take the Survey

In an effort to streamline the look of Art of Mob and make it easier to navigate, I have been working on a new design. I would like your help to determine which features you are using.

28 August 2014

Union App Giveaway!

Pixite has come up with some really inventive apps. Most mobile photographers are familiar with Tangent, Fragment. LoryStripes, Matter and Union. I'm very excited to be able to give away TEN promo codes for Union app. Special thanks to Ben at Pixite who so generously provided the promo codes for this giveaway.

What is Union?
Union ($1.99 on the App Store) enables you to make multiple photo compositions. With the various blending modes and masking capabilities you can create superimposed, silhouetted and double exposure images.

From within Union you can export your image to Tangent, Matter, LoryStripes and Fragment. This makes the transition easy to begin your edit in one app and continue in another Pixite app.

Below is a tutorial by award-winning mobile photographer, Brandon Kidwell. Brandon is known for his double-exposure imagery. 

Here's another image Brandon created using Union. Click on the image to visit Brandon's website and see the step by step tutorial.

You are definitely going to want Union in your mobile photography toolbox. Sign up below by leaving a comment. Ten winners will be chosen at random on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.  Good Luck!

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27 August 2014

Featured Mobile Artist Wojtek Papaj

I never run out of talented people to interview from the mobile photography community. Today I present my interview with Wojtek Papaj. I believe Wojtek is the first Windows Phone user I've interviewed. 

© Wojtek Papaj
What is your name and where do you live?
WP:  My name is Wojtek Papaj. I live in Nowy Sącz - a small town in the deep south of Poland. This is a great country of mountains, woods, meadows and orchards.

How did you get started with mobile photography? What device do you use?
WP:  Photography attracted me for many years - I tried it with various cameras, even with SLR, but I've always had too little time - for photo walks, for editing etc. Just with my first smartphone - Samsung Wave, I realized that mobile photography is just what I was looking for. And with Nokia Lumia 800 the adventure started in full.

© Wojtek Papaj
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26 August 2014

Create Time Lapse Videos with Hyperlapse from Instagram

Instagram just released a new app, Hyperlapse from Instagram that lets you create time lapse videos easily without a tripod or any expensive equipment. I can't wait to take this hiking with me and see how it all turns out. There are all sorts of possibilities. I'll be at a wedding next month too and would love to shoot some footage there as well. The hyperlapse can be adjusted to 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x and 12x. There is automatic stabilizations that works well to prevent bumpiness in the video.

Mob Street Tuesday No. 4

Going Candid © Thomas Leuthard
© Thomas Leuthard
"Contrived photo shoots and intricately designed set-ups have never interested me, rather it is the uncertainty of street photography that continues to stimulate. The idea that I can leave the house one morning and come home at the end of the day with a photo that will be with me forever constantly drives and excites me." Jesse Marlow

Join us on Flickr in the Mob Street Group and submit your favorite mobile street photograph each week for a chance to be featured. Thanks to all the contributing members!

If you missed my blog post about the 46 free photography eBooks, here's one you won't want to miss. Click on the image (left) to get access to Going Candid, An Unorthodox Approach to Street Photography by Thomas Leuthard. To read the post and get the links to all 46 eBooks, click here.

Olgivie Metra Train Station © Richard Pilon
Olgivie Metra Train Station © Richard Pilon 

25 August 2014

Mob Paint Monday - Featured Artist Catherine Restivo

The Work

Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box © Catherine Restivo
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box © Catherine Restivo